DENTON (10/15/03) -- Junior transfer Jessica Schmidt raced to a victory at the Texas A&M-Commerce Lion Invitational last weekend to earn Sun Belt Conference women's runner of the week honors.
Schmidt recorded a career-best time of 21:42 to win individual honors in the 6,000-meter event. She was one of four North Texas runners to finish among the top 10, leading to the Mean Green claiming the women's team championship with 31 points.
Her time of 21:42 currently ranks No. 2 in the conference's best times for the 6,000-meters this season. Schmidt holds the conference's best overall time in the 5K at 18:09, which she ran at ULAR last month.
North Texas' success at the meet also helped earn them a No. 12 ranking in this week's South Central Region rankings.